How to Sell: Hydration Reservoirs

What's the best way for your customers to stay hydrated on their hikes, rides and runs? Read this Retail College on hydration reservoirs to help them find the proper size, closure, hose and accessories.

Not all hydration reservoirs are created equal. Some have faster flow rates for drinking, others are easier to clean and more are coming with accessories to make showering or filtering water simple and convenient.


Finding the right hands-free hydration product for your customer largely depends on the activities they plan to pursue. Will they be biking? Backpacking? How about running?

Keep your customers well hydrated on hikes, rides and runs by reading our latest Retail College chapter on hydration reservoirs. Help customers find the proper size, closure, hose and accessories. Also, hand out tips on cleaning and how to prevent sloshing.

A printed version of this digital flipbook was mailed to more than 1,000 specialty retail shops in March and it is one in a series of special Retail College How To Sell chapters the SNEWS team produces.

If you would like your store's name added to our mailing list to receive future training chapters, or if you are a manufacturer and would like to find out how you can work with SNEWS in producing a future "How To Sell" guide, contact our sales and marketing director, Elizabeth Averbeck at


How to Sell: Sports Bras

Women are constantly in search of a better fitting, supportive sports bra. Armed with the SNEWS® Retail College Sports Bra chapter on fit tips, design features, bra “anatomy,” sizing and measuring, everyone can be an expert. Despite what everyone may think, many women aren’t as more

How to Sell: Winter Trekking Poles

Some customers might not know a thing about winter trekking poles, but it’s a good thing you do after you read one of our December 2012 Retail College chapters: “How to Sell Trekking Poles. Learn a few new trekking pole selling tips with this free SNEWS Retail College chapter we more

How to Sell: Packs

The right pack makes or breaks people’s experience in the outdoors. They can have all the perfect gear – sleeping bag, tent, stove, jacket and layers – but if the pack they use to carry the load is uncomfortable or unsuited for the adventure, they’re likely to be in for an more


How to Sell: Trail Running Shoes

If there’s one thing all trail runners need it’s the right pair of shoes to keep them comfortable and protected. That’s where this chapter of the SNEWS® Retail College comes in. Filled with all the basics about shoes and fit, it’ll make every salesperson feel more confident when more


How to Sell: Sleeping Bags

New advancements in insulation, construction, temperature ratings and design have altered the landscape for sleeping bag options for your customers. Help them find the perfect bag in today’s market with this SNEWS Retail College chapter on sleeping bags. Sleeping bags have more

How to Sell: Sleeping Bags

If there’s one thing all outdoor adventurers need it’s the right sleeping bag to keep them warm, comfortable and happy when tucked in. That’s where this chapter of the SNEWS® Retail College comes in. Filled with all the basics about sleeping bag construction and insulation more

How to Sell: Insect-Repellent Clothing

Spare your customers the summertime hassle of bug bites and the messy, stinky sprays to prevent them. More manufacturers are making insect-repellent gear and apparel. Read this SNEWS Retail College written by Assistant Editor Ana Trujillo to learn about the latest integrated more


How to Sell: Insulation

Be it jackets, sleeping bags, clothing or accessories, when it comes to providing warmth for your customers, knowing what insulation to guide them to is key. Fleece, wool, synthetic and down can all do the trick, but each have particular strengths and weaknesses. That’s where more


How to Sell: Summer Trekking Poles

Some parts of the country are getting hit by spring snow storms, but the truth is, summer is around the corner. And that means one thing: more adventures for your customers. One essential piece of gear for both backcountry and closer-to-home adventures is a pair of summer more